Thom Rainer on Church Attendance Trends Every Leader Should Know

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Thom Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. A respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twenty books, including the #1 bestseller I Am a Church Member.Dr. Thom Rainer discusses attendance trends and dangers in the church today.

Big Questions:

Why do you think church members are less committed to their churches today than they were several years ago?

What do you see as some of the main hindrances to church growth?

What’s the most dangerous thing happening in the American Church today?

What are the most effective ways evangelistic pastors and churches are doing that work?

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